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Bears in Croatia

Thanks to the cooperation with FOUR PAWS, the Kuterevo Bear Refuge can now offer a new, species-appropriate home to bears from poor keeping conditions in zoos or private keeping.

After years of living behind bars bear Mirna enjoys the nature in her new large enclosure.
© FOUR PAWS | Chris Flechtner

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FOUR PAWS works to improve the welfare of bears in Croatia


Many bears are still kept in inappropriate conditions in zoos or private facilities in Croatia. Our bear experts frequently visit the country to assess the situation and act where needed. In September 2014, FOUR PAWS signed a cooperation agreement with the Bear Refuge Kuterevo in Croatia's Velebit hills. FOUR PAWS will help the refuge to build new enclosures to accomodate bears from poor keeping conditions. Two bears from the municipal zoo of Split will move into their new species-appropriate enclosures in spring 2015. 

There are still bears living in very poor keeping conditions in zoos and private facilities.

Read the sad story of the two bears here!